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by joe
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens in meditation?
Replies: 17
Views: 174

Re: What happens in meditation?

Thanks! These videos may be very useful. :D
by joe
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens in meditation?
Replies: 17
Views: 174

Re: What happens in meditation?

Yes, I have really become interested in the mystics, such as St. John of the Cross.
by joe
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens in meditation?
Replies: 17
Views: 174

Re: What happens in meditation?

I do understand that those who subscribe to established Christian religions believe in Jesus the man. That's not the point. That's the point as far as my current fuzziness on questions of Christian spiritual practice. In every sermon and Life Group, every spiritual principle is brought back to the ...
by joe
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens in meditation?
Replies: 17
Views: 174

Re: What happens in meditation?

I've done a lot of walking in my life, and have yet to see Jesus walking along side me. It seems obvious that that teaching is a metaphor. And if that statement is a metaphor, is it not also possible that Jesus as Savior is also a metaphor? A statement based in truth but holds a larger meaning than...
by joe
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens in meditation?
Replies: 17
Views: 174

Re: What happens in meditation?

Can someone speak to this?
by joe
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens in meditation?
Replies: 17
Views: 174

Re: What happens in meditation?

Thanks Kiki, that was a thorough and helpful response. Since I am getting spiritual nourishment by also attending a church and a Life Group, I have started to explore Centering Prayer and find that from a technical perspective (how it's actually done) it appeals more to me than standard meditation, ...
by joe
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens in meditation?
Replies: 17
Views: 174

Re: What happens in meditation?

Can someone please advise?
by joe
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens in meditation?
Replies: 17
Views: 174

What happens in meditation?

So when one is sitting in meditation and following one's breath, what is supposed to occur to the individual? I have recently become interested in Centering Prayer. I'm not sure if anyone here is familiar with it, but the idea is that as you do this form of Christian meditation you are opening yours...
by joe
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History of spiritual teachings
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: History of spiritual teachings

Can anyone please help?
by joe
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: A history of spirituality
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Re: A history of spirituality

Can anyone please help?
by joe
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History of spiritual teachings
Replies: 1
Views: 96

History of spiritual teachings

I am trying to make historical and contextual sense of spiritual teachings. Can anyone recommend a site or book/s that would cover such things as: 1. The relationship of contemporary spiritual teachers like Tolle and Krishnamurti to Eastern religion 2. The relationship between non-dualism and the su...
by joe
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: A history of spirituality
Replies: 1
Views: 182

A history of spirituality

I am trying to make historical and contextual sense of spiritual teachings. Can anyone recommend a site or book/s that would cover such things as: 1. The relationship of contemporary spiritual teachers like Tolle and Krishnamurti to Eastern religion 2. The relationship between non-dualism and the su...
by joe
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Support and Technical Questions
Topic: Why did this site go down for days?!
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Why did this site go down for days?!

And the url will remain the same?
by joe
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Support and Technical Questions
Topic: Why did this site go down for days?!
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Why did this site go down for days?!

Has anyone noticed that this site completely disappeared for over a week?! It isn't the first time either. What's going on? :?
by joe
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How might we think of Jesus?
Replies: 14
Views: 252

Re: How might we think of Jesus?

So yes, this is what many Christians believe about the figure of Jesus. Does that make it true? What are you saying by emphasizing it? That you agree with this? That they must be right because it is a long standing institution? And is there another explanation that offers a deeper insight into what...